Oct 11, 2010 6:43 PM by Melissa Hawkes
The Healing House knows the importance of making memories with loved ones.
Acadiana Karate Owner, Stacey Knight Mejia, said "it's an organization for people going through the grieving process."
That's why more than 20 local businesses, like Acadiana Karate, are helping families make those memories possible.
Mejia said if families visit Acadiana Karate, "they are actually going to be working out together. We are going to show them some drills that they can do together so you don't really have to be in great shape."
Families will take on Lafayette and visit as many places as possible. One adventure is Club Lizzy Tizzy.
Manager of Lizzy Tizzy, Meghan Connell, said "the little girls get to come in for a little glam-over."
Girls will be able to get their hair, nails and make-up done at Lizzy Tizzy. Big Boy Toys is another adventure, families can race remote control cars on an outdoor track.
Melissa Truxillo, Owner of Big Boy Toys, said "also if they have younger ones, they can play at the Thomas the Train table."
Big Boy Toys was part of last year's Adventure Day, Truxillo said it was a big success.
Truxillo explained, "we will continue to do it every year. It was a blast for us, and we can see the joy on the kids faces when they were playing with the cars."
It costs $40 dollars for a family of four to participate. Each additional person is $10 dollars. Last year, the Healing House raised $25,000....this year they are hoping to double that number. To register call Healing House or register online at www.healing-house.org. Registration is open until Saturday morning.